Design

Don’t make me think - A bible on usability by Steve Krug

There is one book that everyone who is interested in usability should read, and that is “Don’t make me think” by Steve Krug.

How we deliver consistent wireframes across a growing design team

As a small design team, we have previously never felt the need to create a framework for our wireframing process. Instead, we have opted to create bespoke wireframes per project, allowing designers total freedom to explore the wireframing approach based specifically on the needs of an individual projects brief.

Books for designers: In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Books for designers: In Praise of Shadows by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

As a designer I have an interest in perception - not specifically from a visual design point of view, but more the cultural differences in the perception of everyday objects, the spaces we occupy and how we interact with them ...

Complexity in our complex world: how designers can tame complexity

Elegance and ease of use are often down to simplicity, not just in terms of design and aesthetics, but also features and functions. If a product only has a few features it’s usually easier to understand and operate ...

Inspiring uses of illustration in web design

Why do so many tech companies uses illustrations in their website? Other than making a website interesting to look at, there are a few more subtle reasons.

Choosing Brand Colours: Consistency vs digital first

How to choose consistent brand colours? Should we be aiming for consistency across print and screens or choosing colours that work best for each?

The technical challenges in building a data portal

We recently designed and built a data portal which collects disaggregated data from multiple sources from 40 countries for Leonard Cheshire and The Department for International Development. This data is presented on the portal in a series of visualizations across 16 development indicators, grouped into the four themes of inclusive education, economic empowerment, technology/innovation and stigma/discrimination.

Browser screen shots taken on same screen but different browsers showing colour variations

Colour management for the web: Should I colour manage my Sketch files?

Now that Sketch supports colour management, should we be turning on colour management? A dive into colour management, profiles and what this means for the web

Usability testing: myths vs reality

Have you embraced usability testing and begun implementing it into your design process? If not, you may have heard some rumours and opinions that might be putting you off getting started.

Are breadcrumbs useful when a page can be found in multiple locations?

Hansel and Gretel used breadcrumbs to find their way out of the deep dark woods. But what if they’d have teleported straight to the witch's house?

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